KIKS & KIOL Radio News 11/7/2018

Allen County Vote Totals – 9:20pm  11/6/2018
PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 21) . . . . . 21 – 100.00%
BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL. . . . . . . 4,414

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES #2
(VOTE FOR) 1
Paul Davis . . . . . . . . . . 1,502 – 34.82%
Kelly Standley. . . . . . . . . 319 – 7.40 %
Steve Watkins . . . . . . . . . 2,486 – 57.64%
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 6 – .14%

GOVERNOR / LT GOVERNOR
(VOTE FOR) 1
Jeff Caldwell / Mary Gerlt. . . . . 114 – 2.61%
Laura Kelly / Lynn Rogers . . . . . 1,771 – 40.59 %
Rick Kloos / Nathaniel Kloos . . . . 64 – 1.47%
Kris Kobach / Wink Hartman. . . . . 2,250 – 51.57%
Greg Orman / John Doll . . . . . . 157 – 3.60%
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 7 – .16 %

KS HOUSE REP #2 2nd District
(VOTE FOR) 1
Adam J Lusker, Sr. . . . . . . . 191 – 36.73%
Kenneth Collins . . . . . . . . 329 – 63.27%
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 0

COMMISSIONER DIST #1 District #1
(VOTE FOR) 1
Michael L Bruner . . . . . . . . 511 – 34.67%
Jerry E Daniels . . . . . . . . 953 – 64.65%
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 10 – .68

COMMISSIONER DIST #3 District #3
(VOTE FOR) 1
Steven Henderson . . . . . . . . 307 – 22.83%
Bruce Symes. . . . . . . . . . 831 – 61.78%
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 207 – 15.39

IOLA SPECIAL SALES TAX QUESTION Iola
(VOTE FOR) 1
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,214 – 76.50%
No. . . . . . . . . . . . . 373 – 23.50%

USD #257 SPECIAL AT LARGE QUESTION USD 257
(VOTE FOR) 1
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,728 – 66.59%
No. . . . . . . . . . . . . 867 – 33.41%

Additional note. Since the 2nd District Kansas House seat also includes area outside Allen County, here is the vote totals for the entire district:

Kansas House of Representatives 002
Precincts Reporting:

50 of 50
Candidate Votes %
D-Adam J. Lusker Sr. 4,194  – 49%

R-Kenneth Collins 4,319  – 51%

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KIKS & KIOL Radio News 11/5/2018

A Toronto man was injured in a two vehicle accident at around noon on Saturday on US Highway 54 in Greenwood County near the town of Neal. According to the highway patrol, 85 year old George Poffenbarger was taken to Greenwood County Hospital. His vehicle struck a semi while it was attempting to make a left turn.

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 11/2/2018

A noise complaint on Halloween night led to a party bust at the Parkford Apartment complex in the 100 block of White Boulevard. Iola Police Chief Jared Warner told the Iola register that 22 people between the ages of 18 and 21 were cited for suspected consumption of alcohol. Of those, five also face charges of interfering with law enforcement by concealing or destroying evidence. The suspects’ names were not released.
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The Family Physicians in Iola will sponsor a Community Health Fair this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Allen Community College grey barn. The health fair features more than 50 booths that will address a variety of health care concerns. A number of local businesses and organizations will participate including Allen County Regional Hospital. There will also be a Teddy bear clinic so children can bring in their favorite toy for a check-up.

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 11/1/2018

The mobile food pantry will be returning to Chanute this month. It is scheduled for Friday, November 16th from 9am to 11am at the Chanute Recreation Commission Gym at 400 S. Highland. Anyone in need of food assistance may come, it is on a first come first serve basis. Guests sign in with their address and number in household. Limit one visit per household. The pantry is sponsored by the Kansas Food Bank and the Fire Escape Coffee House.
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The Iola Public Library’s Family Reading Festival will take place on Saturday at Iola High School. The theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and will center on cosplay, comic books, virtual reality and superheroes. There will be opportunities to meet a number of authors as well. This year’s event takes place at the high school from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We have a list of the featured authors on the news blog at iolaradio.com.

Featured authors at the Iola Public Library’s Family Reading Festival, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iola High School, inlcude:

– Keynote author Brian McTavish, 10 a.m., “Comic Genius: Masterworks of American Graphic Storytelling.”

– Stephen Gilpin, 11 a.m., illustrator of “Wires and Nerve” graphic novel series. An Iola native, he’s been working as an illustrator and cartoonist for 18 years.

– Michael Graves, 11 a.m., “To Leave a Shadow” and “Shadow of Death,” mysteries set in 1930s Kansas. He recently retired from Emporia State University.

– Ian Michael Spurgeon, noon, “Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: the 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War’s First African American Combat Unit.” He is a military historian with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Washington, D.C.

– Roderick Townley, noon, “The Great Good Thing,” “A Bitter Magic” and other young adult novels. He has written numerous children’s books, works of criticism and poetry, and has earned a number of honors.

– Marc Tyler Nobleman, 1 p.m. “Boys of Steel,” “Bill the Boy Wonder,” and other graphic novels (via Skype).

– Mark Eberle, 1 p.m., “Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941.” He teaches biology and scientific writing at Fort Hays State University.

– Carol Murray, 2 p.m., “Cricket in the Thicket.” A poet and author of books for children, she taught English and speech for 25 years at Hutchinson Community College and also has taught writing, communications and literature classes.

– Josh Cotter, 2 p.m., “Skyscrapers of the Midwest” and other graphic novels. He is a cartoonist and author who lives in rural northwest Missouri.

-A “Comics Book Road Show” offers a chance to get your comics collection appraised by Frank Mangiaracina, who owns Be-Bop Comics in Kansas City. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mangiaracina will appraise their value and share information about them.

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 10/31/2018

One of the questions Iola voters will be asked in this year’s general election is whether USD 257 school board members should be elected at-large instead of by districts. At-large means a person can live anywhere in the school district to run for a seat on its school board. The district currently has six voting districts and one at-large position. Humboldt and Marmaton Valley school districts already have switched to all at-large representation.
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The Open Enrollment period to sign up for health insurance on the federal marketplace begins pn Thursday and runs through December 15. Thrive Allen County has announced that they have three Navigators to assist consumers for free in the enrollment process. Call 365-8128 to schedule your appointment or to have your questions answered. Last year Thrive navigators saw more than 375 consumers during the Open Enrollment period.

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 10/30/2018

A note from Allen County Clerk Sherrie Reibel: Advanced voting is underway now at the clerk’s office at 1 N. Washington. The office is open weekdays 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will also be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m. for advanced voting. Please use the west doors, if you need wheel chair access please call the office at 365-1407. To vote in person, voters must show a valid photo ID.
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Southeast KANSASWORKS and its partners are planning to host a job fair n Thursday, November 1st at the Coffeyville Recreation Center at 508 Park Street. Nearly 50 employers scheduled to attend the event will have current job openings available ranging from entry-level positions to skilled, professional positions. Some employers may conduct first-round interviews during the job fair, applicants should arrive with a supply of current resumes, be dressed professionally and ready to interview.

KIKS & KIOL Radio News 10/29/2018

A couple of public forums are coming up this week.  The first one to discuss of a new elementary school for USD 257 will be at 6 o’clock Monday night at Lincoln Elementary School.  On Tuesday, Allen County Farm Bureau will host candidates for county commission at 6:30 p.m. at LaHarpe City Hall. Scheduled to attend are Jerry Daniels, Mike Bruner, Bruce Symes, Steve Henderson and John Brocker.  The public is invited.